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TV / Janis D. FroelichWITHOUT WARNING _ THE JAMES BRADY STORY. The 1981 assassination attempt on President Reagan left his press secretary, Jim Brady, with a severe head injury. Beau Bridges stars in this riveting HBO drama that focuses on what the tragedy did to him and his family, airing on Father's Day at 9 p.m.

CLASSICAL MUSIC / James Harper MASTER CHORALE _ Some local singers are about to become recording stars. The 140-voice Tampa Bay Master Chorale, led by USF professor Robert Summer, recently participated in a recording of Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand with Robert Shaw and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. The studio recording, on Telarc, is due out in October, but listeners can get a preview when a tape of the live performance in Atlanta is broadcast Sunday on WUSF-FM, Concert 90. An interview with Summer conducted by Russell Gant will begin at 8:30 p.m. Music starts at 9.

FILM / Hal Lipper CITIZEN KANE _ Orson Welles' first and finest film is being held over for a second week at the Tampa Theater, and another print is being shipped to the Movies at Largo so film buffs on both sides of the bay can view this dazzling account of a Hearst-like publisher's ascendancy to power. Citizen Kane springs unpredictably from flashback to flashback. Its extraordinary writing, performances and cinematography make it a joy to behold with nary a dull moment in its entire 119 minutes. Check listings for show times.

LANDSCAPE IN THE MIST _ Britain's Financial Times suggests you "put your mind on red alert for Greek tragedy parallels" when viewing Theo Angelopoulos' 1989 film about a pair of Greek siblings fleeing their home to find their father in Germany. Times critic Nigel Andrews writes, "In the movie's best scenes, a spiteful destiny seems to erupt from the very landscapes they move throughAt these times Angelopolous finds the eloquence he showed in his early masterpiece, The Traveling Players, and has been groping to re-discover ever since." Landscape in the Mist opens today at the Beach Theater in St. Petersburg Beach.

ROBIN HOOD, CIRCA 1922 _ You can see Kevin Costner in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves from now 'til Thanksgiving, but you'll be able to catch Douglas Fairbanks Sr.'s silent classic with Lee Erwin on the Mighty Wurlitzer only at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Tampa Theater.

POP MUSIC / Eric Snider SQUIER _ Veteran hard-rocker Billy Squier's ace in the hole always has been his bluesy, boozy voice. It's what sets him apart from the horde of other rock tenors. Squier's star has dimmed in recent years, but he's still an animated performer who ought to charge up Jannus Landing Saturday night. The great new band Maggie's Dream opens at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 (plus service charge) in advance, available through Ticketmaster; $17 day of show.

CAJUN _ The Louisiana band File (FEE-lay) finds just the right balance between traditional Cajun sounds and more modern flavors. With drums and bass as the stock, and fiddle and accordion as the spice, the band really swings. File plays the Coliseum Ballroom (535 Fourth Ave. N., St. Petersburg) at 8 tonight. Tickets are $12 at the door. It's a B.Y.O.B. affair.

WAINRIGHT _ Pop-folk satirist Loudon Wainright III plays Tampa's Friday Morning Musicale in a fund-raiser for community radio station WMNF-FM (88.5) at 7:30 and 10 p.m. today. Tickets are $15.

RAP _ A late but worthy addition to the bay area concert slate, rap star L.L. Cool J will play the Bayfront Center on Monday. Hi-Five opens at 8 p.m. Tickets are $19.50 (plus service charge), available through Ticketmaster or the Bayfront box office.

ART / Mary Ann Marger FRENCH ART, TAMPA HOMES _ While the work of Keith Haring occupies the main gallery, art from private Tampa collections is on view in the Tampa Museum of Art's Center Gallery. The works explore the years 1800 to 1950, and run the gamut from the academic through impressionism to early modernism. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 18. $2 donation suggested. The museum is at 601 Doyle Carlton Drive, Tampa. Call 223-8130.

NORTH FLORIDA COMES SOUTH _ Thirteen crafts artists from the northern part of the state show their works in an exhibit opening from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Florida Craftsmen. The show runs through Aug. 2 during regular gallery hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Free. Florida Craftsmen is at 235 Third St. S, St. Petersburg. Call 821-7391.

DANCE / Anne Plohr ISIS _ The performance duo Isis will take the stage at the Florida Dance Festival beginning today at The Loft Theater, 1441 E Fletcher Ave. Isis mixes classic African forms with contemporary dance and text. The company has performed regionally for the past few years. Friday's performance will begin at 8 p.m. and tickets will be $10, or $8 for students and seniors. For other performance dates and times, call 972-3383. (See related story on page 3 in today's Floridian)

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